STOP Early Journal Content on JSTOR, Free to Anyone in the World This article is one of nearly 500,000 scholarly works digitized and made freely available to everyone in the world by JSTOR. Known as the Early Journal Content, this set of works include research articles, news, letters, and other writings published in more than 200 of the oldest leading academic journals. The works date from the mid-seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries. We encourage people to read and share the Early Journal Content openly and to tell others that this resource exists. People may post this content online or redistribute in any way for non-commercial purposes. Read more about Early Journal Content at http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/individuals/early- journal-content . JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary source objects. JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com. BOOK RE VIEWS 3 1 7 about John the Baptist being less than the least in the kingdom of God, the author holds that the reference is "to the visible body of believers who had accepted Christ as Leader and Savior and Lord." He holds that Jesus founded a society, but that this society is identi- fied with the church, and that the church is an aggregate of individual hearts, and that in the heart the foundation for it must be laid — a con- ception, barring the identification of the kingdom and the church, very close to the true one. The discussion of the advantages shared by one of these members, as over against the experience of John the Baptist, the author makes something more than a mere piece of exegesis. Another interesting chapter is that upon Matt. 5 : 38-42, "The Might of Meekness," a title which is a sermon in itself. In this chapter there is a thoroughly sane discussion of what Jesus means by his strong statements. The author holds very properly that Jesus deals not with rules but with principles, and that several of his sayings appar- ently commanding indiscriminate giving are in fact "pictures pur- posely painted in glaring colors — figures indeed of a most valuable truth, but left almost grotesquely out of drawing precisely in order to cut off the possibility of their being taken as patterns for literal obedience." The discussions of other passages might also be mentioned, notably that upon the "Friendship of Mammon" (Luke 16 :9-i2), in which the author finds the teaching that both for the individual and for the nation "it is required of the steward to be faithful." "The ordi- nary transactions of a man's daily life furnish forth the means to a man of God of laying up treasure in heaven, and deepening and purifying that spiritual nature whose tenderest associations, whose deepest friendships, whose true home are in the eternal tabernacles of the world to come." A word should be said also in appreciation of the simplicity and directness of the literary style of the volume. In this particular it is a model for the preacher. S. M. LITERARY NOTE. J. W. Jacobs & Co., Philadelphia, publish a Life of St. John for the Young, by George Ludington Weed, which has gathered together practically all the material which we have concerning the beloved disciple. In fact, it goes beyond the mere account of John and becomes in part a life of Jesus. A somewhat remarkable chapter is that in which John is recorded as correcting the accounts of the synoptists as regards the anointing of Jesus by Mary.